Elizabeti's Doll

Elizabeti's Doll

by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen, Christy Hale


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781880000700
Publisher: Lee & Low Books, Inc.
Publication date: 09/28/2009
Pages: 34
Product dimensions: 8.76(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.42(d)
Lexile: AD560L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 Years

About the Author

CHRISTY HALE has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including two
that she also wrote. As an art educator, Hale has introduced young readers to the lives and
works of many artists through Instructor magazine's Masterpiece of the Month feature andaccompanying workshops. Hale lives with family in Palo Alto, California.

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Elizabeti's Doll 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
conuly on LibraryThing 10 months ago
bought this book for my little nieces, whom I watch during the week.They love the book, mostly for personal reasons - I carry the baby, ELIZABETI carries her baby; our baby is Eva, THE DOLL is Eva - but I love the book just because it's a very sweet story.It has simple enough wording, only a few sentences per two-page spread, that it can be read easily to a young child, only two years or so... and it has a deep enough story that it will be enjoyed by an older child as well.There's only one part of the book that strikes me as strange, and that's at the very end. Elizabeti's mother thinks to herself that Elizabeti will be a good mother when she grows up... and then we're told that Eva (the doll/rock) thinks so too. The style of the book is so realistic that it's a strange note, because, of course, dolls and rocks don't think. But I can always edit or skip that line, so it's not a problem.
ashleywoody on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Summary:This is a story about a young girl, Elizabetti, who is from Africa and uses her imagination to pick up a rock to play with as her new babydoll. Her mother just gave birth to a baby boy, so Elizabetti claims the rock, Eva, as her own baby doll. She takes care of it like a real baby, until it accidently ends up in the firepit, but all is made well again when she cleans Eva back up and takes care of her again.Personal Reaction:I thought this book was cute to read to maybe a group of girls. I don¿t think boys will really find it that exciting and interesting since it¿s a story about a little girl and her rock doll. But, I thought the story was cute. It is a good insight and reason to open a small study into African culture in the classroom.Extension Ideas:1) Go into a small lesson on African culture and use the book to talk about the African culture.2) Have the class go outside and pick out their own rock doll. Then have them come back in the classroom and present their new rock doll to the class.
TaylorHutton on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Summary:Elizabetti finds a "doll" in the form of a rock. She names the doll Eva. Elizabetti treats Eva as any other little girl would treat a doll, and mothers the Eva. When Eva goes missing Elizabetti is very upset, but Eva is soon found and all is right with the world again.Personal Reaction:This is a great insight into the lives of children in Africa. It really shows what it's like to not have what we have been spoiled with in America. It also shows the ability of the imagination. Classroom Extension:1. Have them make a "pet rock"2. This is a good time to study the African culture.
shelbyweryavah on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This book is about a young girl who doesn't have a doll. She chooses a rock to be her doll. She treats her "doll" just like her mama treats her baby brother; with loving care. This story shows how children in other countries are not as fortunate as the children in the U.S., having a million toys and a doll for every day of the week. We would talk about the children from other countries that probably have never had a toy or a doll in their life. I would try to have each child donate a toy so we can send the toys to children in one of the less fortunate countries.
Jessica24 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Upon arrival of her new baby brother named Obedi, Elizabeti wanted a baby of her own. She found a rock and named it Eva. She saw her mother take care of the baby, so she began to bathe, burp and change Eva as well. After placing Eva down with several other rocks, Eva was lost. As Elizabeti was boiling some water, she found Eva and cleaned her and found she was not hurt. Her mother told her she will make a fine mother one day. My personal reaction was that this was a great family book. A lot of kids like to play like they are mothers to objects when they are young, so this would be a great book to relate to children.I really enjoyed this book because it was a very touching story of a mother and a daughter. In the classroom, i would create a chart of those who have little brothers and sisters that are younger with them. I would also make a game where the children would have bags of sugar and they could dress, and change, and burp them like babies.
ChristyFitch on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Summary:This story is about a child that lives in Africa. She doesn't have a baby doll. She finds a rock and pretends it is her baby doll. She took wonderful care of her "doll". One day she has to go to get water for her family. She accidentaly leaves her "doll" at the well. She is extremely upset about her lost "doll". Another day Elizabeti is put in charge of keeping the fire hot for their dinner. She goes out to where the pot of rice is cooking for their dinner and finds her "doll" around the firepit. With help from her mother she gets the "doll" back. She is so happy!Personal Reaction: This book is great! It teaches about different cultures. It teaches a great leson to us all, even though we might not have everything we want we should find the best in what we do have.Classroom Extension Ideas:1. This book can be part of a lesson on different cultures.2. The book can be used to spark a discussion on what chores the students have at home and how those responsiblities differ from those of children in other countries.
Ronneisha on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This book is about a little girl name Elizabeti. Elizabeti has a new baby brother and she watches as her mother takes care of him. She see's all the nice things that her mom does and she wants to do it also. Since Elizabeti doesn't have a baby doll, to care for she finds a rock that she likes. She treats the rock as if it is her baby. Every thing that her mother does for the baby, she does it also with her rock. One day she couldn't find her rock and she became worried. Her family helped her look, but they didn't have any luck. Finally, she was about to do her duty which was to put the rice on the fire pit, and she spotted her rock. Her rock had no harm, it was just a little dusty.
goodstories on LibraryThing 10 months ago
A charming introduction to village life in Tanzania. I used these books with my daughter's first grade class because they did a unit on Kenya. The kids really got into the stories. What's really nice is that while to adult eyes Elizabeti's world might look deprived, the kids just took it in stride, enjoying the peek into another world. I think this is achieved through the excellent artwork. Although you could read this one-on-one to a younger child, it's really best for school age children who have some understanding of geography. Grades 1-3.
MDees on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Elizabeti¿s Doll is set in Africa. Elizabeti¿s mother has a new baby and she wants a baby to take care of, too. Since she has no doll, she finds a rock and names it Eva. The story gives a glimpse of Elizabeti¿s everyday life, how they cook, and wash among other things. When her Eva, her rock-baby is lost, Elizabeti is very upset. Once Eva is returned, Elizabeti is just as happy as if it were a prized toy. This is an excellent story. I love how it shows the everyday life of a little girl with a loving family who lives in Africa. The contrast between her life and a little girl in the United States is hard to explain to children. This book stirs my heart and I love looking at the pictures of Elizabeti and seeing her emotion about her doll. I would use this story to talk to my students about the differences in other countries. Poverty is a real issue and to ¿see¿ the story of a little girl who creates her own doll widens the students¿ appreciation for their opportunities. I would also use this story at Thanksgiving time. I would teach about thankfulness for what you have and not to be greedy for what you do not have.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Elizabeti wants a doll. She chooses a rock for her doll and calls it Eva. It is different from a real baby, but Elizabeti could still practice. Someone takes her rock for the fireplace. She finds her rock. I liked how she could tell which rock was her real doll.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As an early childhood educator specializing in early literacy, being in my top 10 list is no easy feat. But this beautifully illustrated story of how a young girl turns a large rock into her beloved baby doll (which she treats and protects as if it were a real baby) is one children can easily identify with.